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National News

U.S. Job Growth Continues to Outpace Expectations 

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released national jobs numbers for the month of May. The U.S. added 272,000 jobs in May, well ahead of the 165,000 added in April and 82,000 more than were anticipated by Dow Jones projections. 

U.S. Consumer Confidence on the Rise

The US Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) is up from last month after a three month long period of decline, as reported by The Conference Board, a business research group.

The CDC Works to Overhaul Lab Operations After Covid Test Flop

In early February 2020, Kirsten St. George and her team at New York state’s public health lab received a test developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to diagnose people infected with the new, rapidly spreading coronavirus.